Because I can......

I am blessed beyond measure

Because I can.....

As a Constitutional Conservative I stand on what the Founding Fathers gave us. I stand on the 1st and 2nd amendments as they etched in my heart, part of this country and my foundation. Part of what makes me get up every day and for now, know that I can try to make a difference however small it may be, in a an ever darkening, evil world and make perhaps one person's day. I will NOT change nor will I bow down to anyone, man or woman and compromise or pussify myself.

As a Constitutional Conservative and gun owner, I have been branded a racist, bigoted, Islamophobic, hateful, against every facet of responsible and 'reasonable' environmentalism, against the poor and less fortunate, against political correctness (indeed), excessive diversity and perverted multiculturalism (double indeed) when it tips the scales of fairness, honesty, morals, ethics because life is not 'fair', and guess what, life IS NOT FAIR. There are winners and losers.

Because I can, I gave a lady heavily laden with groceries, walking home in heavy snow and on icy roads, a ride home as her burden was passed by 15 or 20 cars that I saw drive right by her before I stopped.

Because I can, give a lift to man who ran out of gas, back to his van so he could get home to Madras where he lived in his van on his mother's property, after driving 50 miles round trip to our food bank. The one in Madras had been stripped bare. He had nothing and has been out of work for three years yet has asked for little. I had $5.00 on me and I gave it to him with a prayer and received tears and sobs of thanks, a hug and a comment how he had been yelled at, ridiculed as he walked back to his van which by the way, was four miles from where I spotted him. I got his address and dropped off a bit of groceries last Friday when I was in Madras for work.

Because I can drive 80 miles round trip to help a family I have never met with other evil caring Conservatives who prefer working from the shadows and seeking nothing in return.

Because I can, I am doing what I can when we have little ourselves and my life is in complete disarray. An evil gun totting Conservative, paying it forward a bit here, a bit there. Knowing full well that any one of these folks could end my life, rob me, steal my car yet I would know the last thing I did was turn a kindness and have Jesus smile on me as He takes my hand to enter his kingdom.

I  seek no glory, no trying to look good, no earning my way in, nothing. People have done such things for me and this is how Jesus wants me to live so I will try. I stand on my morals, convictions, ethics, truth and honesty. This more than most liberals, progressives can stand on and do not tell me what type of bag I can have, whether I have a smart meter on our home or not, whether I can flip on my Air Conditioning, whether I use ethanol free gasoline or not, whether I drive a BIG car or not, you get the picture.

Because I can care is all I am saying. PatriotUSA

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Findalis said...

Liberals scream about the hungry and homeless and demand the government fix the problem. When it does, it goes broke fast.

Conservatives say nothing about the hungry and homeless, but see the problem and fix it.

The difference is a caring heart and not a big mouth.

Bob Gard said...

This man is a real Christian. He is like an American founder reborn, living his principles. He displays all the good of American pioneers that came to the rescue of their neighbors. Actions always speak louder than words. And he did not give away other people’s labor or money in the process.

PatriotUSA said...


I am sincerely and deeply humbled by your kind words, and Findalis, there is wisdom and compassion in what you wrote.

Truly, it is this, the friendship expressed by you and others, the love of Jesus and what He exemplified
that is part and parcel of what makes me tick.

Humbled and at a loss for words which does not happen often.

Zenster said...

"Because I Can"

Many's the time I've been called the very worst sort of arrogant egotist bastard for justifying my actions with those three simple words.

Whether is was sending a single mother a CD boombox that her daughter dearly wanted for Christmas—but had suggested she forgo because her little brother's birthday was right after the holiday—along with chocolates for the mum, some toys for the little boy and a CD library for the teen girl.

Or cheffing at the local family homeless shelter (when it was still operating), because kids shouldn't have to pay for their parents' stupid mistakes.

Rescuing wildfowl from oil spills that try to peck your eyes out even as you're force-feeding them sardines so they don't go into shock.

Hauling ten or twenty pounds of assorted food down to the corner where a bunch of homeless people sit each morning warming themselves as soon as the sun comes up.

Helping to organize my neighborhood's Independence Day parade for the last five years because it is one of the last free public events in this entire area. We have yet to see one fistfight or arrest and two little old ladies told me that when they're at the parade, they feel like they're 10 years-old again.

Help sort through donated food after a wildfire ravaged some local neighborhoods.

Stop at accident scenes to provide witness information so that people aren't unfairly blamed.

Provide in-flight medical aid to the air-crew for a one-time alcoholic that had seriously fallen off of the wagon in Thailand, including review of existing medications (it turns out the person was lapsed from their heart meds and had to be denied aspirin, also no Coca-cola because of caffeine), administer a pupillary response test (to check for stroke), and monitor several blood pressure checks to establish a downward trend after the patient had suffered a panic attack.

Provide medical assistance at an airport gate after a woman's husband experienced a petite-mal epileptic seizure whereupon she then went into hysterics herself over them being denied boarding and collapsed, hitting her own head on the marble floor. I had to prevent her from moving until paramedics arrived in case she had sustained any neck or cranial trauma.

Why do I do all of these things?

Because I can.

I'll probably never come up with a better explanation. One thing I do know is that my meager efforts don't even hold a candle to those of this web site's owner. I don't mind. It's always nice to have a role model.

PatriotUSA said...

Compliment received and for many, it is late in life that we are given some thanks for what we have done in service to others.

This does matter but I, we, those of us who do the small things that some day may not seem so small to others, move on, pass away and prayerfully, these efforts will become part of our legacy.

Part of my legacy was nailed up on cross and He died for me. The other part will be the footprints i leave behind. I seldom have walked alone or had to carry myself though I have been so very slow to realize this, be thankful for it.

Restoration, renewal and peace can be ours. We have to to seek it out before we leave for good, at least this life.

Thank you to all those who have left such fine, positive comments.
I am to all of you, your most obedient and humble servant.